Chocolat (singer)

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Chocolat
Born (1978-02-15) February 15, 1978 (age 36)
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Shibuya-kei
Years active 1997 - present
Labels Epic Records (Japan) 1997-2000
Warner Bros. Japan 2000-
Associated acts Chocolat & Akito, Akito Katayose, heaco
Website http://www.chocolat.ne.jp/

Chocolat (ショコラ shokora?) (born February 15, 1978) is a Japanese singer from the greater Tokyo area in Japan. Her first single, "Chocolat a la mode", was released in 1997 on Epic Records (Japan). Chocolat is a twin, her younger sister Heaco is also singer. In 1998 Chocolat, married the musician Akito Katayose from the band GREAT3 in Maui, Hawaii, which subsequently became her favorite place. In 2000, she moved from Epic Records to Warner Bros. Japan and later that year recorded the duet single "VERANDA" with her husband, credited as Akito Katayose featuring Chocolat. In 2005, she and her husband formed the group Chocolat & Akito.[1]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Chocolat a la mode" (ショコラ・ア・ラ・モード Shokora a ra mōdo?) (21 May 1997) Produced by shibuya-kei group Neil & Iraiza.
  • "Blue de Happy ga ii BLUE MINT BLUE" (ブルーでハッピーがいい BLUE MINT BLUE?) (1 July 1997)Produced by Hideki Kaji
  • "Twinkle Starberry" (1 November 1997)
  • "Fuyu e Sumō" (冬へ進もう?) (1 February 1998)
  • "Mōhitosu no Ame" (もうひとつの雨?) (21 May 1998)
  • "Kagami no Yoru" (鏡の夜?) (21 November 1998)
  • "Baseball and Elvis Presley" (ベースボールとエルビス・プレスリー bēsubōru to erubisu pursurii?) (1 July 1999)
  • "FARGO" (20 November 1999)
  • "VERANDA" (12 April 2000) (as Akito Katayose featuring Chocolat), later used in a Nikka Cidre beverage advertisement)
  • "Roller Girl" (8 August 2001)

Albums[edit]

  • one too many Chocolat (30 May 1998)
  • Hamster (ハムスター?) (21 August 1999)
  • 'henry (29 August 2001)
  • CHOCOLATE NOTES (29 October 2003)
  • Chocolat & Akito (as Chocolat & Akito) (19 September 2005)
  • Tropical (as Chocolat & Akito) (14 February 2007)

Video[edit]

  • "Star Mint" (1 March 1998)
  • "Chocolat Video" (5 July 2000)
  • "Walking in the Park" (live, as Chocolat & Akito)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chocolat & Akito下北沢でひさびさワンマンライブ". Natalie (in Japanese). June 30, 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sources[edit]

Much of this article was translated from the equivalent article in the Japanese Wikipedia, as retrieved on March 3, 2008.